Pusadee's Garden is the absolute crown gem of the Pittsburgh outdoor dining scene. In addition to the fantastic Thai food and serene garden setting, restaurant goers are permitted to bring their own beverages to enjoy in the garden. Be sure to call ahead to reserve an outdoor table as Pusadee's can get very crowded on any beautiful evening.
If you aren't paying attention, it is easy to overlook the spacious outdoor seating at Meat and Potatoes. Be sure to check their regular specials and offerings prior to your visit as their menu changes often. Also, for something different check out their industry night on Mondays. You can count on amazing food and drink specials as well as some of the coolest djs in Pittsburgh.
Tucked away behind Carson Street Deli is a lovely patio just begging for visitors to come enjoy a cold beer and a hearty sandwich. If you have trouble deciding on a sandwich from their enormous menu, the staff is usually happy to let you turn any sandwich into a slider so that you can order a few to nosh on. Also, be sure to check their schedule as the owner loves to offer free beer tastings throughout the month.
It doesn't get much more scenic than Schenley Park on a sunny day. The outdoor seating at Porch gets you a beautiful view of the park and the opportunity to enjoy some of the great food offered by Porch. If you play your cards right you may even get the opportunity to check out the roof top garden where they keep their own bees and grow produce used by the restaurant.
Poros is one of the newest additions to the Pittsburgh outdoor dining scene. They offer a spacious outdoor seating area and a seafood dominated menu heavily influenced by middle eastern cuisine. Poros is the perfect place if you want to enjoy the great hustle and bustle of vibrant Market Square.
Biergarten offers an extremely unique city view as their gorgeous rooftop bar is sandwiched in between some of the cities larger buildings. Although they offer a limited German beer hall style menu on the roof, you can just go right downstairs to the Commoner for a more formal dining experience.
Cafe Du Jour offers a very intimate dining experience in the historic South Side of Pittsburgh. Once you are tucked away in their little garden it becomes easy to forget that you are in the heart of the city. With a high end menu that changes seasonally, you still get a great sense of value by taking advantage of the BYOB policy.
The Double Wide Grill has been a long standing staple of the Pittsburgh community due to their awesome outdoor seating and fun atmosphere. They offer a large array of vegan and vegetarian options, so even the dietary conscious can get down on the BBQ scene.
Although their outdoor seating is very limited, Guacho Parrilla is one of the best restaurants in the city. As you sit in their lovely outdoor space you can enjoy the rich thick smell of burning oak wood which is used in the Argentinian tradition to cook all of the amazing dishes served by Guacho.
Lou Kroeck is a Pittsburgh attorney who runs the Pittsburgh Happy Hour. The Pittsburgh Happy Hour meets at different bars around the city every Thursday and they are on Facebook as the Pittsburgh Fine Drinking Society.